PHOENIX – One local family is ringing in the new year with a new family member, the first baby born in 2011.
Jennifer Haymaker gave birth to little Charlie at exactly midnight at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. Charlie is the third child born to Haymaker and Erick Barraza.
She says the baby’s due date was Jan. 10 but when she started having contractions Saturday morning, she thought her baby girl was surely going to be born in 2010.
Haymaker says, “I thought she was going to be our tax break baby. We were thinking, ‘Yeah she’s going to make it right at the end of the year.’ I didn’t even think about the 1/11/11 thing.”
Charlie weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.